Where should data be cited?
In the reference list with other scholarly publications
What will you do if the dataset already has a DOI from another data center? Will you assign a new DOI or refer to the existing DOI?
The RDA will assign a new DOI because data centers may serve data in different ways (i.e. subsets, weekly means, or derived products).
What happens if we update our data?
- Routine dataset extension in time
- Add new files
- Inherit existing DOI
- Regularly update temporal coverage in DataCite metadata
How does DOI assignment work? Does the datacenter create the DOI?
A DOI is an unchanging pointer to a dataset or to a paper, however what if a dataset evolves?
What is the status of tracking the data citation?
Tracking data citations is a current topic of discussion. We will inform the user when a method has been decided upon.
How do I cite in the body of a text if there is no author?
Cite the institution where the dataset was produced.
I want to use a DOI to cite my dataset – how do I get one assigned?
Contact the data specialist assigned to your RDA dataset to start the process.